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Today was a traveling day. We left Saas Grund and headed
East via Italy to Locarno. The drive took us through some amazing mountain
passes including Simplonpass, the Gondoschlucht, Val Divedro and Val Vigezzo
which is also known as the Vally of a Thousand Valleys. The scenery ...
... later! Love those direct trains! A short taxi ride and we were at our B & B Resiidence Cavour, about a block from lake front. We were met by our host Moione who checked us in, showed us our room, the residence amenities, explained a few sights to see around Lake Como and places to eat. The rest of the afternoon was spent exploring this beautiful area which we've heard so much about through the media. Now that we're here, it's as beautiful and inspiring as we envisioned it! ...
Train back to Milan today. Stumbled on the Milan War Memorial an impressive monument in a lovely setting surrounded by a colonnade. Did not realise what it was at first until we down to a huge multi level crypt below quite moving to see all the names of the soldiers just so many of them.
Nearby was the Basilica S. Ambrogio that we were on our way to see. It is a Romanesque church built around 376-386 and one of the most ancient in Milan.
Perfect sunny day today so decided to visit more of the towns up the lake.
Caught the bus up to Bellagio where it turned out a Ferrari club was staying. The array of toys in the hotel car park was fairly impressive.
Then took the ferry to a fishing village called Varenna for a look & on to Tremazzo on the opposite side of the lake. There was a pretty swish hotel with a floating pool & lakeside bar. ...
... was a first!. Even the cashiers wore suits & ties. Went downstairs to the wine cellar & saw wine bottles of a size I did not know existed. There was a wine bar that does tastings - very nice. Also should sir require it they even sold champagne with the special sword to open it gift wrapped of course. I think we all decided our usual "Vino Rosso della Casa" (ie: house red) would do just fine so with our humble wee purchase we headed ...